27/05/2019 - While the advent of the digital economy has generated new opportunities around the globe, it has also created challenges for policymakers. One such challenge is developing the right approach to promoting and protecting competition in digital markets, which has been identified as a priority for the 2019 G7 French Presidency. With a view to informing the G7 Finance Ministers’ discussions on these issues, the Autorité de la Concurrence, the OECD, Banque de France and the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance are organizing a high-level Conference promoting an exchange of views and experience between policymakers, academics and competition authorities on competition and the digital economy.
Conference on Competition and the Digital Economy
3 June 2019, OECD Conference Centre
Open to the media
Greg Medcraft, OECD Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, will open the event at 09.45 a.m. on Monday 3 June 2019. Bruno Le Maire, France’s Minister of Economy and Finance, and Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, will hold a Q&A session at 14.00 p.m. and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Cédric O, France's State Secretary for the Digital Economy, will give closing speeches at 16.15 p.m.
The event is open to the media and will be in English, with French interpretation. For the agenda and a complete list of participants, go to https://www.oecd.org/daf/competition/conference-on-competition-and-the-digital-economy.htm. The live webcast of this conference will be available from that web page.
To register, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson of the OECD Media Division.
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